“Truth for Truckers” *March 16, 2014* Psalm 46 “Be still and know that I am God”
When all seems to be in a state of commotion and confusion, the Lord calls out to His children by His Holy Spirit and says: “Be still and know that I am God” (v.10), I am in charge, regardless of how it looks on the outside, regardless of world conditions, regardless of how it looks at the immediate moment, He is in charge and has a plan for your life which includes every promise found in the precious Word of God.
“He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works within us” (Ephesians 3:20) and that power is the Holy Spirit. But if we panic, if we fear, instead of making God our Refuge (v.1, 7, 11) we will fall into the devil’s plan. Notice, He is our Refuge is repeated in three verses of this short Psalm, even when the earth is removed and the mountains are carried into the sea, when it appears that all has come apart, He is our Refuge and Strength...be still!
This Psalm quotes some of the conditions that will occur during the end times when circumstances upon earth will be supernaturally devastating. The earth will shake and quake, the mountains will be removed into the sea, the waters will roar and be troubled. Yes, even now some of these things are coming to pass as we are living in the time called “The beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8)!
We are witnessing an increasing number and intensity of major earthquakes according to actual data recorded over the last few decades. Also, the constant storms, typhoons and hurricanes are causing the waters of the oceans worldwide to roar and be troubled causing unheard of destruction and death on the planet! The Lord Jesus Christ also spoke of famines which are now prevalent in over forty countries.
He also spoke of pestilences/diseases and they also are increasing rapidly. Witness the AIDS epidemic, ebola virus, avian flu, swine flu, MERS and other uncontrolled viruses that have no vaccine or cure are popping up in numerous places. Weather patterns are obviously closing in on the supernatural in degree of swing in temperatures and the unusual storm intensity and type.
But, this Psalm calls for calm in the midst of trouble: “Be still and know that I am God” (v.10). And I repeat; three times we are told “God is our refuge” and He is also called our Strength. We will continue to experience the beginning of sorrows and eventually the great tribulation but NOT the wrath of God which follows (I Thessalonians 5:9). However, there is a group of Hebrew young men who will remain upon earth after the Rapture occurs who will need to know and lean upon this Psalm during the Day of the Lord/wrath of God when the supernatural phenomenon of God’s judgments (Revelation 8-19) will come to pass. But they will be protected from harm just like the children of Israel when God judged Egypt.
They are the 144 Thousand who are sealed for protection according to Revelation 7:3, 9:4 “And I heard the number of them that were sealed and there were sealed one hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of Israel…And it was commanded them [Scorpions] that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.” However, those without the seal will be tormented for five months causing men to “Seek death but they will not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” (Revelation 9:5, 6). When everything seems upside down, be still and rest in the Lord!
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